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This Week in the Archives: Melatonin, Mortgages, and MBAs

by Luke Landes

Here are some of the more interesting items from the past on Consumerism Commentary. Check these out if you have some time to read. From May 8-15, 2006: * May 8: Americans Are NOT In Bad Shape With Credit, Sort Of * May 8: PlayStation 3 Plus Or Minus $596: My Generation Just Sighed * ... Continue reading this article…

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Admin Note: Downtime

by Luke Landes

I apologize if you’ve been trying to visit but have experienced long load times or… nothing. We had a hardware failure today and it looks like DreamHost has us back up and running for the time being. I’m in the process of evaluating dedicated hosting options, so expect some stability soon. By the way, you ... Continue reading this article…

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This Week in the Archives: Sleeping, Paris Hilton, and Apartment Hunting

by Luke Landes

My friend Nickel is celebrating the second anniversary of his blog, FiveCentNickel. Did you know that Consumerism Commentary has been around since July 2003? I’m looking forward to my fourth anniversary. In the mean time, here are some articles from this week in some of those prior years. From May 1-7, 2006: * May 2: ... Continue reading this article…

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Monthly Reminder: Susbscribe to Consumerism Commentary

by Luke Landes

Happy First of May! Here’s a great way to ensure you won’t miss anything at Consumerism Commentary, particularly the week of excellent guest posts coming up. It’s easy to subscribe to our RSS feed in your favorite feed reader, like Bloglines, or get newest blog entries in your email inbox. It’s all about convenience. And ... Continue reading this article…

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This Week in the Archives: MBA Degrees, Fancy Weddings and Student Loans

by Luke Landes

In case you haven’t been visiting Consumerism Commentary for a year or two, here are some of the articles you may have missed. These are from April 23-30, 2006: * Apr. 24: The Penny Costs More Than One Cent (5 comments) * Apr. 24: Good News: Get Your Degree in Two Weeks (5 comments) * ... Continue reading this article…

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This Week in the Archives: TIAA-Cref, Disneyland, and ING Checking

by Luke Landes

Here’s a look back at some of the “finer” articles from Aprils gone by. During this time last year, I was in California for a portion of the time. Here are a few from April 16-22, 2006: * Apr. 18: TIAA-CREF Didn’t Fund My SEP IRA (7 comments) * Apr. 19: In-N-Out (14 comments) * ... Continue reading this article…

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Welcome Visitors From the Hartford Courant and Others

by Luke Landes

If you’ve found Consumerism Commentary through Gregory Karp’s Morning Call article on savings-related RSS feeds, which has been syndicated on a number of news websites including The Hartford Courant, perhaps you’d be interested in subscribing to our feed. There’s more information on subscribing to Consumerism Commentary here. Best of all, it’s free, and you get ... Continue reading this article…

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This Week in the Archives: Gas Price Spikes, Financial Advisors, Looks

by Luke Landes

As you might know, I’ve been spending some time looking back at what I’ve written on Consumerism Commentary in previous years just in case any new readers happen to come by. Here are a few from April 8-15, 2006: Apr. 8: Where is My SEP IRA? (5 comments) Apr. 10: Coming Soon: Gas Shortages or ... Continue reading this article…

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This Week in the Archives: Verizon FiOS, Classes for Teens, and Auto Maintenance

by Luke Landes

I didn’t get a chance to do this while on vacation, so I’m catching up now. This is just a retrospective, looking back at some posts from the past you may have missed. Today, we’re focusing on articles posted April 1-7, starting with 2006: * Apr. 2: Tuition Reimbursement: Save, Spend or Repay? (3 comments) ... Continue reading this article…

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Endless Gratitude for My Guest Bloggers

by Luke Landes

While I was away on “vacation” this past week, a number of guest bloggers filled in for me and certainly kept this place busy. The articles were fantastic as well. Please help me thank everyone who volunteered to offer some of their best writing by reading the articles, participating in the discussions, and especially, visiting ... Continue reading this article…

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Monthly Reminder: Susbscribe to Consumerism Commentary

by Luke Landes

Here’s a great way to ensure you won’t miss anything at Consumerism Commentary, particularly the week of excellent guest posts coming up. It’s easy to subscribe to our RSS feed in your favorite feed reader, like Bloglines, or get newest blog entries in your email inbox. It’s all about convenience. And by the way, the ... Continue reading this article…

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This Week in the Archives: Cable, 401(k) Borrowing, and Credit Reports

by Luke Landes

Each week, I look back at some of the better or more interesting entries I’ve posted throughout the last few years at Consumerism Commentary. Here’s what was on my mind March 23-31, 2006, and it was a busy week: * Mar. 24: Microsoft’s Strategy: Screw the Customer (4 comments) * Mar. 24: Lose Your Money ... Continue reading this article…

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Share Your Story Here: Be a Guest Blogger

by Luke Landes

Next Friday, I will be traveling to California for a week-long vacation. I’d like to open up Consumerism Commentary to the readers so you can share some of your stories or thoughts. I’ll still be posting while on vacation, but I’d like to fill in the gaps with your articles. You don’t have to be ... Continue reading this article…

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This Week in the Archives: Dividends, Real Estate, and Home Ownership

by Luke Landes

If you’re relatively new to Consumerism Commentary, these old posts may be new to you. Here’s what was happening here on March 16-22, 2006: * Mar. 16: What $300,000 Will Buy You in My Town * Mar. 17: Benefits of Dividends * Mar. 20: My New 401(k) Fund Option: Real Estate * Mar. 21: I ... Continue reading this article…

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This Week in the Archives: Cost of Living, Asset/Liability, Emigrant Direct

by Luke Landes

As you might now, I’ve been spending some time looking back at what I’ve written on Consumerism Commentary in previous years just in case any new readers happen to come by. Here are a few from March 8-15, 2006: * Mar. 8: Move Where the Cost of Living is Low (13 comments) * Mar. 9: ... Continue reading this article…

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Apologies for Poor Site Performance

by Luke Landes

I have a quick message for a Friday afternoon after a day I’ve been running around quite a bit. If you’ve been visiting (or trying to visit) Consumerism Commentary but you’ve been greeted by server error messages, I apologize. I’m working on the situation and I’ll hopefully I’ll come up with a solution that’s not ... Continue reading this article…

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This Week in the Archives

by Luke Landes

Throughout the year, I’ll be linking to articles on Consumerism Commentary from previous years. I’m using this as an opportunity to point out any interesting or well-discussed posts that newer readers and occasional visitors might have missed. Here are some from March 1-7, 2006: * Mar. 2: New $10 Bill Circulates Today (3 comments) * ... Continue reading this article…

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Monthly Reminder: Susbscribe to Consumerism Commentary

by Luke Landes

Here’s a great way to ensure you won’t miss anything at Consumerism Commentary. It’s easy to subscribe to our RSS feed in your favorite feed reader, like Bloglines, or get newest blog entries in your email inbox. It’s all about convenience. And by the way, the RSS feeds contain full entries so you never even ... Continue reading this article…

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This Week in the Archives

by Luke Landes

This year I’m looking back by linking to some of the more interesting posts from this week in previous years. Here are some from February 23-28, 2006: Feb. 25: Bank Robbers Steal Worthless £50m (10 comments) Feb. 26: Retire to the Road (4 comments) Feb. 27: Worrisome Market (9 comments) Feb. 28: Schadenfreude (3 comments) ... Continue reading this article…

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This Week in the Archives

by Luke Landes

This year I’m looking back by linking to some of the more interesting posts from this week in previous years. Here are some from February 16-22, 2006: * Feb. 16: We Don’t Need No Steenkin’ $1,000,000 for Retirement * Feb. 16: Ben Stein Protects America * Feb. 18: Comcast Neglected to Mention * Feb. 20: ... Continue reading this article…

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